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The "Kane and Lynch: Dead Men" soundtrack is awesome and has much more punch to it than your typical third person shooter ost. Here are some of my favourites:

 

Mall Fight -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKCYDaezzEo

Tokyo Fight -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aQFdRFzBDY

Truck Fight -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBtFrExwiaE

Jeep Chase -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bbA0_L4Nwc

The Breakout Pt1 -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqCkpEXTz9w

Retomoto Double Cross -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3AoT87BnmU

 

(some of these titles are actually wrong and don't correspond to what is happening in the game at that time)

 

Also, the game is great. It was clearly rushed because Eidos was about to go under and needed this game out before Christmas, but even so I absolutely love it. Much better than the sequel imo.

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I'll just throw here a few more game soundtracks for which the forum search function didn't return any mentions:

 

The Worms series has great soundtrack. Worms, Worms 2, Armageddon, 3D, Forts, Blast, World Party, Revolution, Clan Wars, WMD, all of them are good. It's mostly background music, but while most background music is just bland, this one is worth listening to outside the game as well. One example for all:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y95dMQ4vUdw

 

Solaris 1.0.4, played a demo long time ago, remember it because of the soundtrack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gngyA89H8kI

 

It seems that no one mentioned Ace Combat 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NofHya92HAo

 

The forgotten C&C - Emperor Battle for Dune, the game wasted it's potential a bit but soundtrack is excellent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJgdp4uhSbs

 

While Painkiller Hell & Damnation is not that great, the collector's edition soundtrack is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qILkYThESSg

 

Spelunky:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXOxWgGZBKI

C&C Kane's Wrath:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-McBGCfZuI

Kyodai Mahjongg:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmQU5nP2HwM

Aquanox:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntc3ncH-bSA

Bandits Pheonix Rising:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A10op6z1Olo

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I've been meaning to get around sharing this

Lament of the Innocence OST

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?start=645&v=_1Tz8DPO-4U

 

Also I've been replaying KOTOR II recently and this track hit me particularly hard.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__gLIyeQYDU

 

It's like an introspective lamentation of the game's tragic, rushed development, and what could have been a near-perfect game ( from a story-telling perspective ).

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Here's one of my favourite tracks of all times.

Firelake - Fighting uknown (Or Loners' theme from S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky)

I don't have anything fancy to say about it. It's just beautiful.

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Also Battlefleet Gothic: Armada has one of the most epic and memorable soundtracks there are. I really recomend checking it out if you're into that sort of thing.

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NYR: New York Race is one of those games that is just gone. It is a racing game based on the 5th Element. I remember it being a blast to play, with incredibly fun music.

 

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I wish I could find any information about the composer, or track names...

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There's some really good stuff in this thread. Allow me to post my suggestions:

 

Some turn-based sweetness:

 

Not turn-based but should be obscure enough unfortunately

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Have you ever heard of "Motorhead" the racing game:

https://www.old-games.com/download/4779/motorhead

 

Has imho a pretty good soundtrack:

You can also download it here:

https://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/motorhead

 

This was made by Olof Gustaffson who also made the Soundtrack of the old Amiga Pinball games.

(In case you dont know them, i really recommend you give them a try:

 

 

Have fun :)

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I wouldn't exactly call these games unknown or underrated, far from it, but i feel as if the OST to them is a little underappreciated, so I feel like sharing some of my picks.

 

MANHUNT

The Manhunt 1 OST is something that has always been in the back of my mind, i adore the John Carpenter inspired soundtrack that can go from calm yet eerie to frantic and pure 80s slasher chase scene.

 

Here is the MediaFire link from the person responsible for the audio rips

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/prvj7v6r8iaiu/Manhunt_Soundtrack

 

And here is a Mega(dot)nz link if you want a single track in particular and not the whole deal.

https://mega.nz/#F!66oDXI6K!xkAkx-S_BzBkdEc4Cc5vhQ

 

Here is a sample of my favorite track, played to the sounds of angry red necks stalking you at night.

 

LOBOTOMY CORPORATION

Can't say the music isn't fitting, it's a toss up between alarms blaring as a monster breaches containment to an orchestral backdrop as there are so many world ending monsters running rampant that there's nothing you can do but sit and watch your workforce get killed. 

 

Here is a link to the audio I was able to grab from the game files. Boss battle music is missing, but since those are mostly licensed songs purchased I doubt the developers would like those being so exposed.

https://mega.nz/#F!TrADDK7C!zuKch2Ah1fXJNJbu57OqxA

 

This is the song most people joke about, since it's usually played when the situation gets out of control. Played to the sounds of birds, aliens and mutants loitering in the halls. 

 

BIOSHOCK 2

Again not exactly unknown, low budget or underappreciated, but I spent a very long time looking for the ingame soundtracks, as in not the licensed songs used for the radios, but instead the music down by the composer named Garry Schyman. Specifically, the music that plays in the levels when you're pitted against a horde of enemies coming after your little girl. 

 

Here is a link to the audio I've extracted, note that I'm currently in the process of pulling out as many songs, dialogue and sound effects I can and I have no clue on how to use mega(dot)nz properly for precision linking. Look into 'Protector Trials' to reach the OST. 

https://mega.nz/#F!CnoHQAJb!WYJzQMtrEUC1gd_lWmD8Tg

 

It was this track in particular I spent a long time shifting through files to uncover, and is seemingly nowhere to be found online from what I've seen. Played to the sounds of a horde drug addicts coming at you down a dark hallway to shank you.

DLC3_CombatMusic_Gulag3_Loop.w.mp3

 

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I'm late, I know, but I didn't see this soundtrack mentioned here, and it should be

 

 

Now Ross, this might be qualified as torture. Not only is this Youtube, by the video description, "The music was extracted from RES/R1.RES at 22050hz 8-bit mono".

 

And I don't usually trust Youtube comments too much, but this one seems informative: "The music of Sim Isle was intended to be high quality RedBook CD Audio. The music was composed by Harry Holmwood, and recorded on 48khz 16 bit Stereo DAT tapes. For players who couldn't do a full install of the game (over 300 MB, which was fairly big by 1995 standards), a compressed version of the music in 22khz 8 bit Mono was created and stored among the game data, but somewhere in development the original DAT tapes were lost and the low quality mono version was used as the CD track instead."

 

So what you will listen on Youtube is very close to what you hear when playing the actual game. I know because I spent a few hundred hours playing it.

 

I enjoy this soundtrack, a lot of this liking is due to nostalgia, but I'm also the musical equivalent of a greasy spoon regular: pops and clicks are not a big issue for me, and i think compression artifacts can be charming. And going by your videos Ross, this soundtrack might be too greasy for your taste.

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